Mikael Wigell

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Curriculum Vitae

Current position
Senior Research Fellow in the Global Security Program

Academic degrees
PhD, London School of Economics, Department of International Development, 2011
LSc, Åbo Akademi University, Department of Political Science, 2003
Diploma, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, 2002
MSc, Åbo Akademi University, Department of Political Science, 2001

Areas of expertise
Rising powers
Geostrategy and geoeconomics
BRICS cooperation
Latin American politics and economy
EU-Latin America relations
International aid and development co-operation
Conflict mediation

Ongoing research projects
Geo-Economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century (book project - under contract with Routledge)
Hybrid Interference and Democratic Resilience (Matine - Ministry of Defence)

Professional experience
Academy of Finland, Post-Doctoral Researcher, 2013-2016
Visiting Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, 2008

Visiting Researcher, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, 2005
Consultant, Development Bank of Japan, 2003
Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
Trainee, Council of the European Union, 2001

Positions of trust
Chairman, Finnish International Studies Association, 2017-
Senior Editor, Journal of Autonomy and Security Studies, 2017-
Vice-Chairman, Finnish International Studies Association, 2015-2016
Board Member, Development Policy Committee, 2014-2015
Board Member, Scientific Board, The Åland Islands Peace Institute, 2011-
Board Member, Editorial Board, Graduate Journal of Social Science, 2003-

Languages
English, Finnish, Spanish, Swedish (working languages); French, German, Italian, Portuguese (passive)